Postgraduate Students’ Perception on their Studies and Supervisors

Authors

  • Sian Hoon Teoh Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA Selangor, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Geethanjali Narayanan Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA Selangor, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Gurnam Kaur Sidhu Faculty of Education, SEGi University, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Priyadarshini Muthukrishnan Department of Education, HELP University, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2557

Abstract

Postgraduate candidates need to graduate on time (GOT). Failure to GOT among postgraduates is a loss to the nation. GOT should be analyzed from the postgraduate candidates’ perspectives. Therefore, this paper explores postgraduate students’ perspectives about their postgraduate studies. An adapted questionnaire survey was utilized to delve into the postgraduates’ perspective.  This quantitative study involved 66 postgraduate candidates from public institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. Initial findings revealed that the candidates rated their supervisor at a higher rating compared to the skills they possessed. Besides, the correlation between critical reading skills and conceptual with research skills is moderately high.

Keywords: postgraduate study, perceptions, skills, supervisory factor, completion of the thesis.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2557

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Teoh , S. H., Narayanan , G. ., Sidhu, G. K. ., & Muthukrishnan , P. . (2020). Postgraduate Students’ Perception on their Studies and Supervisors. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI3), 193-198. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2557